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We are group of professional musicians and music educators living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We perform together in Bend in the River Big Band. Some of us have played together for over 30 years (am I that old?). We have performed with national artists such as Kurt Elling, Nils Lindberg (arranger for Duke Ellington), and Connie Evingson. We have performed all around the United States, Europe, but mostly in Minnesota. 

We play for trade shows, non-profit events, association events, weddings…you name it. We are able to customize in order to fit your event according to: Budget (we can adjust our size or length of time performing), Musical styles (jazz, swing dancing, vocal or non-vocal, rock-n-roll/ r&b, etc.), Function (dinner music, background music, swing dance, party music, etc.), Theme of event (Valentine’s Day, Wedding, etc.)

Reviews of the Band

”Your musicians were professional, polished, and man, they were certainly SKILLED!!!! I love that you made it a family affair and put on an amazing performance. Although many of the guests were sequestered with the buffet in the middle of the Exhibitor Hall which was out of view, the feedback is that they enjoyed the experience immensely…”

–Adrianne Prettyman, Management HQ, LLC

”I thought The Jazz Mentors were GREAT!!!!! You kept your stage volume low, had a nice variety of music and I loved the singer and the song you performed to set-up the appeal.”

–Shannon Pierce, Stage Time Productions

"Thank you again for coming and performing last night at Attorneys of the Year. You were a hit! It adding something special and exciting to the evening. Please tell the rest of the band a big thank you from Minnesota Lawyer! I would love to have you at our event in November.”

–Amanda Dorn, Event Manager, Finance and Commerce Inc.

Reception/Cocktail Music

Dinner Music

High Energy Swing Dancing

Rock and Roll with Swing Music

More Reception Music